Councils & Committees

Are you looking to make a difference, leave a legacy, have a voice in our region’s future?

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce prides itself on being an inclusive organization. We strive to continuously offer our members an opportunity to get involved, affect change, and mobilize action. The Chamber currently operates four working councils: Economic Development & Public Policy Council, Emerging Business Leaders and Business Resource Council.

Membership in each council is on a voluntary basis, however, members go through a vetting process specific to each council if they desire to serve in a leadership role.

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Economic Development and Public Policy Committee

As a suburban Chamber with a regional vision, we are committed to creating a Community Development Plan that will provide a blueprint for adaptive re-use of underutilized or outdated properties. This councl also monitors public policy issues that support the business community by developing an annual legislative agenda and hosting public briefings and events in support of our causes. We enjoy strong working relationships with elected government representatives on both sides of the aisle.

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Emerging Business Leaders

Our Emerging Business Leaders division focuses on professionals under 40 with an advisory board to design programming, create educational opportunity and host networking events. Regular networking events and larger mixers are held regularly, as well as an opportunity to attend a leadership certificate program.

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Business Resource Council

The Business Resource Council council represents and is open to the small business community – organizations with less than 20 employees or a firm that has a division that focuses on small business. Over 70 percent of our membership consists of small businesses and we view them as our customers, requiring tangible return on memberships, as well as the tools to sustain and grow their firms.

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Great morning of networking for Wednesday’s ProNet group! Thanks to @transit_valley_cc for being great hosts!
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#businessopportunity #morningmotivation #letsgrowtogetherWelcome AGLOW Salt Spa and Wellness to the Chamber! Wishing you much success with your business at 8665 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville! #ribboncutting #welcome #saltlife #relaxation #chamberofcommerceThanks to @digbuffalo and @forty3north for hosting a great presentation about #Ureeka, a digital community for small business. Check out our post for more info! #smallbusiness #businesstips #digital #success #letsgrowtogether #chamberofcommerceFun night on the party deck @buffalobisons with @bbbupstateny and other area chambers! Thanks to everyone who joined us! #ballpark #networkingevent #bisonsbaseballgame #partydeck #playballThank you to Lisa Coppola of @coppolafirm for leading our sexual harassment prevention training along with Frank LoTempio of @lotempiolawgroup and Greg Gjurich of #EmployerServicesCorp! The employers and employees who attended are now NYS compliant! 
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#preventionworks #nyscompliant #beintheknow #businesstipsWelcome @b.well716 to your new home on Main Street in Williamsville! Proud to have you as a member of @amherstchamberofcommerce! #spa #massage #skincare #beauty #bewellWelcome @goodwillwny to your new, bigger store in #Clarence! The Chamber helped cut the ribbon at 8050 Main Street today and there was a line of shoppers waiting to come in! #grandopening #ribboncutting #chamberofcommerce #businessgrowth #shopping #goodwillfindsAre your employees prepared? 
NYS requires businesses with at least one employee to provide sexual harassment prevention training yearly.
Lisa Coppola of @coppolafirm will lead our rigorous program and will be joined by Frank LoTempio of @lotempiolawgroup to answer questions by employers/employees. More info and register at amherst.org! #sexualharassment #training #employees #knowthelaw #nyscompliantWelcome to the Chamber! Great morning introducing new members to our organization! Let’s grow together!! #chamberofcommerce #orientation #newmembers #getconnected #businessopportunity
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